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Bainbridge High School

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Posted May 15, 2007

Bainbridge High is a great school - if you fit their mold. If you do not, they do not have much to offer. Kids are academically stressed, not all the teachers are great, and their overall perception of themselves is greater than it really is. Having grown up on the island is not always a plus as kids tend to peg you which may not work in your favor. Not a bad school for some, just not the best as most people think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

I came to the small community this school was based in last year. I found it difficult to fit in with students at the school. Basically, if you hadn't gone there since middle school, you might as well not be there now. The extracurricular activities are impressive. The education is fairly well, but could be improved. The discipline however, was horrendous. The school has constantly been trashed, in and out of school hours, and the students rarely get harshly punished. I find that this school may be really great if you have lived in Bainbridge Island, but if you are new, I would recommend you look at some private school in Kitsap.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 12, 2006

i go to this school and i love BHS so much. It is and amazing school. i feel so welcomed here and a lot of the other students do to. they have a very good spechal education programe. i have dislexcia and the spechal ed. programe has helped me so much. over all this shool is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2006

High Quality, high achieving school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

Bainbridge has something for everyone! Great teachers that care about the students and it shows in overall scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2006

Great academic programs with in particular good sport extracurricular activities available. Very high parent involvement! On negative side the kids tend to be under a lot of stress to perform.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2005

I currently attend this school and think it's pretty good. We have high test scores, and the kids are pleasurable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2005

All students should have open access to Honors and AP classes, but that is not yet available here. The quality of the Regular, Honors and AP courses here is top notch and student-centered. Parents contribute well, students appear happy and the school works as a whole. The school shoulders all of the extra-curricular responsibility for students because the island itself offers little for them to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

Hated it here. The hype about it is way more than deserved. Enroll your child here with caution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

This school is not bad academically, although others may claim it to be more prestigious than it is. They have sports teams, however many practices begin in summe and this proves a challenge to many families. Overall this school isn't bad and colleges review it quite well. I find it to be a good influence on my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2005

Great resources. Great pressure to succeed. Wonderful parent involvement. Stong science and math department.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2005

Parents are very involved in their students' education at Bainbridge High School. The teachers are great, and work hard to keep students focused throughout the ridiculously long 100 minute periods.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2005

VERY strong parental involvement! However, at times this can be smothering and the school worries more about appearances than performance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

On paper BHS sounds great. In reality it was quite miserable while I was there. It has something of an elitist-like culture--an environment that is geared toward certain ways of thought while completely stifling others. Everyone here is so high off themselves that real education and real thought are almost altogether absent. Most teachers are of a similiar character. I recall my english classes consisted more of arts and crafts than literature or writing. The school itself supports certain cliques and types of individuals, while leaving others in the dust--neglecting them completely. The school may be safe, and it may get good wasl scores. But it is truly an unpleasant and restrictive place, if you are even somewhat independent. Opportunities to challenge yourself are actually quite scarce, and the remedial, politically-charged work that is constantly doled out is immensely tiring. Enroll your child here with caution.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2004

Bainbridge High School is one of the best high schools in Washington state. The students strive to perfection here and have a wonderful sense of self.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2004

This is a great school. My student has excelled completly at Bainbridge High. This education will make him a better student in the future and fully prepares him for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2004

The emphasis at this school seems to be on getting your student into an Ivy League achool. The pressure is great to excell. My daughter often (2-3 times a week) pulled all nighters. High suicide rate for a school this size. We elected to do the running start program starting last year. Best decision we ever made. My daughter still got into the college of 1st choice with scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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92%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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99%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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59%

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68%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
83%

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94%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Low income93%
Not low income87%
Special education59%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
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Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
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Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
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Geometry

All Students99%
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White99%
Low incomen/a
Not low income99%
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students59%
Female67%
Male53%
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Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low incomen/a
Not low income61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students80%
Female76%
Male83%
Blackn/a
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Multiracialn/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low incomen/a
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
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Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low incomen/a
Not low income93%
Special education92%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Geometry

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Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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Biology I

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Not special educationn/a

Geometry

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Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

340 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

314 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Low income92%
Not low income96%
Special education71%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students98%
Female99%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income97%
Special education79%
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 7%
Hispanic 4% 20%
Two or more races 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 110%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 17N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 85%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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9330 NE High School Rd
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Phone: (206) 780-1250

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